We are here today because of the Woolworth Building, but also because of the building that stands opposite it, and because of the space between them. There is perhaps no building in the United States to which so much meaning has been attached for so long as the Alamo. Indeed, the Woolworth is at risk of being demolished because of emotional and symbolic weight the Alamo has long been made to bear.
Written by Kathryn O'Rourke on Jun 18 2020 - 6:49pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 17 2018 - 5:46pm
The battle lines are drawn over Alamo Plaza. Leading the charge to defend the iconic public space is the San Antonio Conservation Society, which has collected 7,500 signatures on its Petition to Save Alamo Plaza.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 10 2018 - 5:40pm
More than 250 people packed the San Antonio Garden Center on June 21 to give their input on latest Alamo plan proposal. The boisterous crowd included many women representing the Fiesta Battle of Flowers Parade who were strongly opposed to a plan provision that would close the street in front of the Alamo and redirect traffic - including the parade - a block away.
Written by Mike Greenberg on Jul 6 2018 - 2:22pm
For a document obsessed with events of 1836, the new “Alamo Comprehensive Interpretive Plan,” reads more like “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” a dystopian novel that satirizes hypocrisy by the state. “Embrace the continuum of history” means “repudiate the continuum of history.” “Enhance connections to the surrounding streets” means “reduce connections to the surrounding streets.” “Enable pedestrian flow through the site” means “restrict pedestrian flow through the site.”
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 7 2018 - 2:43pm
NOWCastSA webcast The Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee meeting on June 7, 2018 from the Witte Museum Prassel Auditorium. The committee heard a presentation by the design team on draft site plan and strategy for Alamo Plaza. Afterwards, the committee members discuss the presentation and their reaction to the draft plan. Anyone can replay it here for free, right here on this page, thanks to generous support from Myfe Moore. (Scroll down for additional details and context)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 17 2018 - 7:56pm
Updated: Board members of the Alamo Trust, which manages the daily operations of the historic Alamo, met in public for the first time, giving a peek inside closed-door meetings, and getting an earful from passionate preservationists. Watch complete video here or scroll down for an article with quotes and links to context.
Written by rudyarispe on May 9 2017 - 1:34pm
Battle For Texas: The Experience has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, and the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas to deliver interactive Texas heritage training that teaches scouts the skills of survival in Texas during the 1800s and allows them to step into the journey of Texas settlers who find themselves at the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.
Written by Mike Greenberg on Apr 20 2017 - 11:54am
By Mike Greenberg In nearly four decades as an architecture and urban planning critic in San Antonio, I have seen some good plans and some bad plans. Never have I seen anything as destructive, wasteful and historically insensitive as the Alamo Plaza Master Plan. It deserves a place of honor all its own in the trash bin.
Written by Rudy Arispe on Mar 13 2017 - 9:33pm
Ever wonder what it would be like to have been one of the defenders who bravely held back Mexican forces during the Battle of the Alamo? To embark on the journey of Texas settlers who finds themselves fighting for Texas independence? Now you can!
Written by Don Mathis on Mar 7 2017 - 9:30pm
Just outside the historic steps of the Alamo, the light begins to fall and dusk begins to take form. It is March 6 and the flag outside hangs at half-mast.